Magpies Beat Lions, Wind, Rain And Hail

It was the third weekend of Spring at Brunswick Oval on Saturday afternoon, but you could be excused for thinking it was the middle of June, with strong winds, heavy rain and several bouts of hail throughout the League Qualifying Final between Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Busselton.

Busselton controlled the match throughout, keeping the home team goal-less until the third quarter, and with the conditions less than ideal for high scoring, it would be a bridge too far, with the Magpies advancing to the Second Semi Final to take on Bunbury next Sunday.

Mitch Howlett continued his good form kicking three  goals and long with Brent Snook were the only multiple goal kickers on the day, while Mathew Harbeck and Ethan Maguire were dominant for the Magpies.

Busselton 2.2.14  5.4.34  6.6.42  9.7.61
Harv Bruns Lesch 0.3.3  0.5.5  2.5.17  3.5.23

Goals: Busselton – Mitch Howlett 3, Brent Snook 2, Jaxon East 1, Ethan Maguire 1, Jon Meadmore 1, Kester Decke 1.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Brendan Tingey 1, Zavier Williams 1, David Newman 1.
Best: Busselton – Mathew Harbeck, Ethan Maguire, Bronson Stallard, Connor DeCampo, Mitch Tenardi, Jaxon East.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Geoffrey Saunders, Jack Fletcher, Brendan Tingey, Joel Latham, Jesse Crichton, Ty Armitage
Umpires: Aaron Andrews, Michael Hearne, Scott Jones
Attendance: 1100 Approx
Venue: Brunswick Oval

In other matches, Busselton won a nail-biting Womens First Semi Final by four points, with a goal in the dying stages to advance to the Preliminary Final.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault proved to strong in the Reserves downing Eaton Boomers by 19 points, while Busselton defeated the Lions in the Colts Qualifying Final by 41 points.


The victorious Busselton League Team after winning a very wet Qualifying Final at Brunswick Oval